By Chuck Logan
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In the icy jaws of an early wintry weather, 3 big-city execs joined Phil dealer on a canoe journey throughout Minnesota's remotest lake. Nature's unforeseen fury battered and approximately killed them.
But it was once guy who left one in all them worse than lifeless . . .
Haunted ex-cop Phil dealer owes Hank Sommer his lifestyles -- and now the rich author is in a coma, because of a "freak" mishap on a medical institution working desk. dealer is familiar with from challenging adventure that injuries will not be continuously what they seem like. He suspects foul play, and he's now not approximately to permit Sommer fade out of this global so simply. however the path to solutions is twisted and lethal, winding round the comatose man's attractive spouse -- a former unique dancer -- and the hoop of harmful males nonetheless surrounding her. And Broker's decided look for justice and fact is taking him to a gloomy and terrifying position the place he'll be pressured to struggle for his very survival at the coldest evening in Minnesota's background . . .
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Chuck Logan
Author Description: Chuck Logan is an writer of crime drama and veteran of the Vietnam warfare, who lives together with his spouse and daughter in Stillwater, Minnesota.
He is better identified for his sequence of novels that includes the nature Phil dealer, an ex-Minnesota police officer. Logan's novels comprise Hunter's Moon, Absolute 0, Vapor path, Homefront, and After the Rain. Homefront is now an enormous movie starring James Franco and Jason Stratham.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/182351
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The tradition of toughness is exhibited through the body, but more importantly it is seen as possible to acquire toughness—an internal quality—through the remodeling of the body—an external one. According to Wilkinson, this attempt to acquire toughness was evident in the exercise and dieting boom of recent decades, but in the 1940s and 1950s toughness was more pronounced and demonstrated through styles of walking (such as strutting) and through acts like cigar-chomping, jaw-working, and squinting while smoking (11).
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